Archive of ‘Nightlife’ category

4 Reasons Choctaw Casino Is a Fab Getaway

Choctaw Casino Getaway |

This past weekend, I took a trip north to Oklahoma to check out Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant. The company has a number of gambling hubs around the state, but the one in Durant, right off I-75, seems to be its largest and most luxurious. It even boasts the designation of AAA Four Diamond property. Worth a visit for a Diva, wouldn’t you say? Read on, then …


Dallas Gets First Look at Erykah Badu’s New One-Woman Show

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Next week, Dallas’ own Erykah Badu is pulling the wraps off a brand-new, one-woman show, which is debuting here for a few nights before heading to London for a run. Badu’s show is titled, simply “Live Nudity,” which leaves much to the imagination, but the Grammy Award-winning singer opted not to fill in many blanks at a press conference on Friday; all I’ve learned — a little vaguely — is that the show is an onstage portrayal of Badu as an artist.

But I have to wonder if the performance — running from Oct. 29 through Oct. 31 at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters — is as risqué as the title makes it sound, considering Badu’s hopes for the show: “Art is a vessel that creates dialogue, and I hope it inspires the youth to move!” As for whether she’ll actually be nude: “Well, you have to come to the show and see,” Badu said.

Ticket pricing for the 8 p.m. shows is detailed in the flyer above. Come out and support a local musical luminary!

[Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets for Badu’s show. These opinions are mine.]

Dinner, drinks and a show on DART Light Rail

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If you follow me here or on social media, you know I’m a gal about town. And one way of getting around town that I adore is DART Light Rail. What’s not to love? A Blue Line station is within walking distance of my house and can get me where I need to go speedily and with little hassle. Especially since the GoPass app launched, which allows you to buy your train tickets through your phone, using DART Light Rail has never been easier.

That’s why I’m jazzed to work with DART on its new promotion, wherein cool performance venues, cultural sites and restaurants along DART rail and bus lines – called DARTable Gems – are being highlighted through a website where you can explore them as well as how to get there by rapid transit. My role in this promo? Crafting a sweet itinerary for you based on my wheelhouse: food and fun! Click though to find out how to build a cool evening along two light rail lines.


5 tasty facts about Dallas’ new food festival

All about Dallas' new food festival, Park & Palate |

[Disclosure: Park & Palate has provided me with press passes to the event. These opinions are my own.]

This weekend marks the kickoff of Dallas’ newest upscale food and drinks festival, Park & Palate. It’s taking place right smack in Klyde Warren Park, and I could NOT be more excited! And I don’t think I’m alone, if all the buzz in foodie circles is any indication — it’s going to be a finely curated sliver of deliciousness, featuring Friday’s comfort food fete Down to the Roots, and Saturday’s celebrity chef demos and Grand Tasting. Hungry yet? Here’re five things to know about this extravaganza of cuisine, wine, cocktails and craft beer.


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